Norman O’Flynn‘s NFTs have sold for up to $35,000 each. O’Flynn was the first South African artist to sell an NFT, and his work has been featured in exhibitions around the world. Born in 1971, O’Flynn lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. “He has a deep understanding of and love for the pop art tradition and explores what this genre means today — including previous NFT works. He is a prolific painter and sculptor who has held numerous solo shows and participated in group exhibitions, residencies and workshops across the globe” (The NFT Lab – The Out of Africa Collection LITEPAPER).
Fhatuwani Mukheli is a relative newcomer to the NFT artworld. He is a self-taught digital artist who creates vibrant artworks that explore themes of identity, culture, and technology. His NFTs have sold for up to $10,000 each. Mukheli is a co-founder of the Out of Africa NFT collection.
JP Meyer‘s NFTs have sold for up to $5,000 each. He is also a co-founder of the Out of Africa NFT collection. Born in 1960, “Meyer is a South African artist and ceramicist currently based in the small town of Porterville. In 1996 he swapped corporate life for that of a full-time art student, graduating four years later with a Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), from The Foundation School of Art in Cape Town. JP uses symbols and images from popular culture, ancient mythology and historic manuscripts to make paintings that have little predetermined narrative” (The NFT Lab – The Out of Africa Collection LITEPAPER).
Phumulani Ntuli‘s NFTs have sold for up to $2,000 each. Ntuli is a co-founder of the Out of Africa NFT collection. Born in 1986, Phumulani obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from the University of Johannesburg, where he majored in sculpture. He holds a Master of Fine Arts. “His work merges artistic research, sculpture, video installations and performative practices. He consistently engages diverse audiences and attempts to make visible history’s gaps/breaks/silences/pauses” (www.whitechapelgallery.org).
These are just a few of the many talented South African artists who are creating NFTs. The NFT market is still in its early stages, but it is growing rapidly, and South African artists are well-positioned to succeed in this new space.